New Orleans House Project

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Yellow Starshine

I was afraid I wouldn't get a yellow house sewn up for this week's Rainbow Scrap Challenge link-up.  Our niece and her husband spent the week in New Orleans, and although they didn't stay at our house, we spent several evenings and a good chunk of this morning and afternoon with them.  The good news is I got to give her her Rainbow Scrap Quilt in person!  On the other hand, I had very little time for sewing this week.  Still, this yellow house with pink accents makes me smile!

This yellow house makes me smile, too.  Even though it doesn't have a porch, it's still considered a shotgun house - a double shotgun, in fact.  This would have been more of a working-class family home when it was built - very simple, few frills.  It's a good example of a house coming straight up from the banquette,  which is New Orleans-speak for sidewalk.  In the days before air-conditioning, the folks from this type of house would sit outside on the front steps - or stoop.  It was the place to search out a cool breeze and chat with the friends, keeping up with what was going on in the neighborhood.  I can't tell for sure from the picture, but it does look like the short overhang over the front doors is painted "haint" blue!

And now that I've shared this week's Rainbow Scrap Challenge entry, I'll be wandering over to Angela's Soscrappy blog to see some more yellow quilting sunshine!


8 comments:

  1. Another adorable yellow house.

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  2. love the pink stars in the window and door. Sounds like you had a great week with family.

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  3. I love to see your house blocks...both kinds...and to learn some history at the same time.Thanks so much for sharing. I now have both blue and yellow blocks to do to keep up with the challenge...guess I better catch up soon!

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  4. Glad you had a nice visit with your niece. Another cute yellow house-- not as cute as the double shotgun with the teal door though-- nice history as well.

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  5. Love both your yellow houses, sunshine delight all over this post.

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  6. I really like the teal door! Your house looks great as well.

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  7. I agree with Lesley. LOVE to see your houses and read their history.

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  8. It would be wonderful to have a house painted such a bright, sunshiny yellow! Wouldn't that be lovely to drive up in the driveway and be greeted with such cheeriness? And I love your house with it's pink accents! So glad you were able to give your niece her quilt - I'm betting she loved it!!!

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